Maple Walnut Overnight Oats

10/12/2015 07:50:00 AM

Maple Walnut Overnight Oats

Welcome to my new favourite breakfast! I think my current breakfast game is pretty strong, (and see my September Unblogged Files for more evidence), but it's always good to have a few different options up my sleeve, especially one that's this quick and easy. Since I got back from Germany, it seems that my go-to breakfasts have been açaí bowlschia puddings or avocado on toast. All are delicious and happiness-inducing, but they all take a little time (the açaí bowls and chia puddings because they need a blender, the avo on toast because it needs precision-slicing).

I saw this recipe for overnight oats in an issue of Clean Eating magazine, and saw that not only was it super quick to make, but it ticked all my breakfast boxes - nutritious, wholesome and most importantly, instagrammable! Heh.

Basically all you do is stir together some rolled oats, chia seeds, milk, cinnamon and vanilla, and let it sit overnight. The next morning you top it with fruit, walnuts, peanut butter and a little maple syrup. Boom! I find this to be a super hearty breakfast, and it really keeps me going until lunchtime - no snacks required! Fibre, protein, omega-3s! Rar!

With raspberries!

Obviously this recipe is ripe for flavour variations - I'm still loving the combo of vanilla, cinnamon, banana, PB and walnuts, but if you've got any other ideas, please leave them in the comments!

Maple Walnut Overnight Oats
Recipe adapted from Clean Eating

3/4 cup milk (almond, dairy, your choice)
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 small banana, sliced
1 teaspoon peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice)
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Stir the milk, rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl. Cover with clingwrap and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, give the mixture a stir and top with banana, peanut butter, walnuts and maple syrup.
Serves 1

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  1. Hehe at the Instagrammable! :P It sure sounds delicious! Love maple and walnut :D

  2. This is one of my favourite things to do, and as you say, possibilities totally endless. I went on a big black sesame overnight oats kick when I found powdered black sesame, and also lots of berry ones, and lemon poppyseed, and sometimes I use top 'n' fill with lots of peanut butter for a ridiculous thick stodgy dessert-type version... yeah pretty much I make all my favourite dessert flavours into overnight oats ;)

  3. Now you've given me an idea for breakfast. Overnight oats, yum! Love the maple and walnut :)



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